Health History – be honest and thorough
~ Are you Pregnant or nursing? Although there is no evidence cosmetic tattooing affects babies I do not treat during this period.
~Under 18? Under special circumstances with parental consent.
~On Accutane Retin A? Topical steriods thin the skin. Depending on the stage you are at, your skin may be too thin to proceed. A Doctors note is required.
~Prescription Strength Meds that affect the dermal layer of skin? No
~Anticoagulates? Blood Thinners. Long term use of aspirin, ibuprofen and some herbs reduce clotting times, resulting in increased bleeding and bruising will effect the implantation of pigment & increase healing times.
~Auto-immune disease? Requires Doctors clearance.
~Diabetic? Insulin Dependant means you are not a candidate as healing is compromised. A Doctors clearance is required.
~Glaucoma? You cannot have eyeliner as the pressure of the procedure can be damaging.
~Blood Disorders? Such as haemophilia, sickle cell anemia and platelet disorders effect implantation of pigment, more treatments usually required.
~Mitral Valve Prolapse, Artificial Heart Valves or Artificial Joints? If you require prophylactic antibiotics before dental work you will require a Doctors clearance.
~Heart Conditions? Uncontrolled high blood pressure or poor general health require a Doctors clearance.
~Herpes Simplex? You MUST have a script for anti-virals for any lip service if you have ever had a coldsore. You will lose all the colour in the area of cold sores.
~Keloid or hypertrophic scarring? You have the same risk with permanent makeup.
~Epilepsy, Diabetes, Haemophilia or heart disease all require a Doctors clearance.
You must wait if you have had any eye surgey including lasik, cornea repair & scars for eyelifts/brow lifts need to be 6 months old.
Risks and Contraindications for Cosmetic Tattoos
~Permanent makeup is skin invasive and you may experience some discomfort during the treatment, this varies according to the individuals pain threshold. My experience will minimise the discomfort.
~You skin should return to normal relatively quickly as side effects such as swelling or bruising is generally very mild.
~Allergic reactions are rare. You may request a skin sensitivity test in an invisible area before to see how your skin reacts.
~Needles inserted too deeply into skin can cause bleeding, spreading of pigment and damage to hair follicles.
~Scarring is very rare.
~With proper hygiene and sterilisation permanent makeup is very safe. I use disposable needles & casings and all disposable cups.
~It is advisable not to pick or rub the treated area to minimise the risk of uneven results or possible infection.